Regarded as one of the founding fathers of Australian wine, the pioneering John Riddoch was perhaps the first to realise the rich potential of the Coonawarra region. It was 130 years ago that John Riddoch planted the region’s first vines and, in doing so, positioned himself firmly in Australian winemaking history. The award-winning collection that Riddoch Coonawarra Wines produce today, in his name, hail from the very same region.
Today, Riddoch Coonawarra continues to take advantage of the ideal conditions provided by the unique bed of gravelly, free-draining limestone found in the region. From the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy win in 1987, Riddoch Coonawarra continues to take advantage of the consistent and distinctive fruit flavours of the region and surrounds. Crafted in harmony with the long, cool ripening season of the area, a climate remarkably similar to that of Bordeaux.
With the legacy now carried by the winemaking team of Tim Heath and Matthew Reimann, it is with pride in all that they make, that they present Riddoch Coonawarra’s esteemed wines, from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz to Merlot.